Recap - Spartans Defeat Illinois 42-3
|Recap - Spartans Defeat Illinois 42-3|
The Fighting Illini had no answer for Jeremy Langford on Saturday as the Spartans rolled to a 42-3 win at Memorial Stadium.
Michigan State was a favorite by 8 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 48.5.
Connor Cook completed 15 of 16 pass attempts for 208 yards for the Spartans in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Josh Ferguson rushed for 26 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 11 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 103 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Spencer Harris and Ryan Lankford had 46 and 22 yards respectively.
Michigan State outgained Illinois 477-128 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 29-8 by the Spartans.
Illinois lost the time of possession battle 39:06/20:54, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Michigan State heads into a Week 10 battle against Michigan. Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Penn State.